Toi Whenua

The role of Toi Whenua o Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei - Heritage and Resource Management, Mahi Toi and Te Reo Unit - is to support the Trust, Whai Maia / Whai Rawa and Reserves Boards, and Treaty of Waitangi negotiation team, on heritage and resource management issues.

We develop and implement strategies, structures and systems, projects, and programmes and services on behalf of the Board that promote the mana whenua and rangatiratanga of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei in Tamaki, with a focus on kaitiakitanga (safeguarding and enhancing people, the environment and its resources, Ngāti Whātuatanga and our taonga and heritage places).

We actively maintain and build relationships with key people, community groups, departments and organisations, from private developers to infrastructure companies, to Local Boards to the Auckland Council and its CCOs, to enhance our role as heritage / environmental / mana whenua advocates. Our unit is often the first point of contact for these organisations.

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P: 0508 NWO Orakei


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Physical Address:         32-34 Mahuhu Crescent, Auckland CBD 1010

Postal Address:             PO Box 42 045, Ōrākei, Auckland

Telephone:                     0508 NW Orakei or (09) 336 1670


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